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Read This If You Hate Meetings - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

by Tom Johnson on Jul 30, 2009 •
categories: technical-writing

Freakonomics summarizes Paul Graham's argument that programmers and writers are more disrupted by meetings than managers because of the nature of the tasks programmers and writers are involved in. I completely agree. One hour-long meeting can blow apart my entire afternoon.

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